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u/gold3nhour · 3 pointsr/migraine

Fellow migraineur, here! I agree with you. It’s not a competition and I make sure people around me are informed of what migraines actually are—NOT “just a headache.” We learn to live in spite of the pain, period.

I always had migraines and they got worse after I had a (hemorrhagic) stroke. Long story, but the short version is I had a brain aneurysm we didn’t know I had, until it ruptured and nearly killed me. I was in my mid 20s when I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke, which is not the same as an ischemic stroke although either one is a seriously life threatening and life altering event! I am VERY blessed and grateful to be alive and function as well as I do. I know I seem “normal,” but oh is that so false!

I’ve had neuropsychological evaluations, so many diagnostic tests, medical bills and records to show just how real this invisible illness is. With that said, I don’t spend time or energy I don’t have to spend, trying to convince someone I’m in severe pain. It’s just not worth it! I totally understand the frustration, though.

I’ve had chronic migraines ever since my emergency brain surgery, and along with now having an acquired brain injury, I’ve had to make myself find a way to keep going! It’s very much do or die, and most days it feels like do even though I feel like I’m dying.

I’m seven and a half years out, next week, and I can say with 100% confidence, it’s very possible to look “normal” while you’re falling apart inside. You just find a way to keep moving.

One suggestion I learned from lurking this sub for over a year before I even joined Reddit, the headache hat!!! I’ve been on 13 medications (very much trial and error—felt like a science experiment sometimes) since February 2012, and thankfully Aimovig works well for me so far, but NOTHING has helped the way this has. I am down to three medications, two preventatives, one rescue.

Sometimes the headache hat by itself is just what I need to relax and relaxing allows me to reset my mind by not focusing so much on the pain.

It’s so difficult to relax when you’re in pain and are so tired of it, I know. The little things like this really do help! I even made sure my neurologist knew to please share this with other patients. It has been a huge help to me!

Link to the headache hat on amazon:

And if anyone needs a way to keep a record of migraines, the MigraineBuddy app (learned about it in this sub too) is awesome!

Hope this can help someone else, too. I’m glad this sub exists because it validates so much and it helps to share stories and know you’re not alone.

Y’all take care!

u/Serendis · 2 pointsr/migraine

I take this supplement every day, it was recommended by my neurologist. It definitely helps with the intensity of my migraines and has lifted the daily "fog" that I used to get (kind of felt like a migraine was around the corner all the time)

If you have a desk job I very highly recommend that you have an occupational therapist come in and set up your desk to minimize tension in your back and neck (do it at home, too if you spend a lot of time at the computer there). Use screen filters, and get a good pair of migraine specs (I have Theraspecs and love them).

A lot of people are hesitant to see a therapist about this kind of thing, but it was extremely helpful for me. Developing coping methods is incredibly beneficial. Same with biofeedback - learning to relax and focus when a migraine is happening, and focusing on tension release when they aren't happening is also very helpful. This sounds completely silly, but it works SO well for me - I imagine little sheep jumping over my toes in tune with my heartbeat, I jump them over my entire body in my mind from my toes, all the way to my head, and I slow the tempo of my "sheep" down as I go. It really helps to reduce heart rate and anxiety, and takes the focus off of the pain and discomfort. Intensely focusing on heart rate and trying to bring it down.

Another non-medicinal thing I did a few years back was to get a sleep study. It wasn't just about finding something wrong with the sleeping pattern - it's about improving your schedule and dialing in your sleep hygiene. Sleep is hugely important for many reasons, including migraines. Especially for migraines.

Hope you have some luck!

u/nursethalia · 2 pointsr/migraine

I'm so sorry you're in pain! The only OTC advice I can offer is these cool gel sheets, which I buy in bulk for migraines. You can find them at most Walgreens, too. They don't make the pain go away, but they can help make it more bearable while you wait for the Excedrin PM to take the edge off and help you sleep.

When you are able to see a doctor, I would ask for abortive medicines to try, like triptans, and ask about starting the two-month free trial for the new preventative drug Aimovig. It's the best and fastest working preventative I've tried in the past decade (you give yourself a shot in the thigh every month).

I wish there were more I could offer, but ultimately the best help you can get is in the form of prescriptions.

u/croatcroatcroat · 2 pointsr/migraine

I like this combo vitamin that has fever few, and everything migraineurs should take. But I have to order in the USA and drive it home.

> Our Butterbur root extract, containing 15% petasins, shows in research to promote a healthy inflammation response in the vessel walls. This extract is free of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, or PAs

> Ginger is another herb with an excellent and historical herbal track record of promoting a healthy inflammation response

> Feverfew is a popular traditional botanical promoting relief from occasional headaches, and research has supported this effort

> Other important nutrients supporting healthy brain chemistry: Magnesium, Riboflavin (B2) and 5-HTP

u/ClockworkFate · 1 pointr/migraine

Since everyone else seems to have covered the medical aspects of migraine help, might I suggest getting her something like this? You'll want to make sure it's able to be used for warm and cold water, though, since a good portion of the ones on Amazon and elsewhere are only for cold water. The one I have is honestly the best investment I ever made for my migraines. It's lightweight (which was a major problem with hot water bottles; the warmth helped, but the /weight/ of them on my face was painful), it conforms to wherever it's held against (so, like, it'll smoosh against everywhere on her face if her migraines are like mine and hit in the glasses/mask region), and it's flexible for whatever helps alleviate the pain (so if cold helps, she can fill it with ice, but the warmth aspect helps mine the best). If you or she does get one, though, you'll want to make sure that you don't use too hot of water in it, because 1) it's painful against the skin (since it's just a thin rubber-like bag), and 2) it can actually make the bag leak/burst, which would be even more painful. Hot tap water works just fine, with the added bonus of her not needing to stand around waiting for water to heat in the microwave/on the stove/in the kettle, y'know?

u/executivesphere · 2 pointsr/migraine

If you don't already, I'd definitely recommend that you get a prescription for sumatriptan. For me, it's been a lifesaver. It's an abortive medication, so it won't prevent the migraine from happening, but it is very effective for making a migraine go away once it has started.

Other than that, there's not much to say. Everyone's migraine triggers are different. Could be any number of things, but a few worth investigating:

  • Vitamin deficency. Some people seem to have pretty good success treating this with a supplement like Migravent

  • If you wake up with a headache every morning, it could have something to do with your sleep (clenching you jaw, perhaps)

  • Blue light exposure late at night, possibly.

  • Anything else. Sorry, there are so many triggers. You could try keeping a journal to see if you can detect any patterns
u/cuttlefish_tragedy · 1 pointr/migraine

My physician suggested the herb "Butterbur" for me, but I was unable to afford a trial of it (I'm on an extremely limited income). I understand it has a few good studies behind its use, and he was confident in the recommendation. (We ended up going with the prescription medication Gabapentin instead, and it's worked wonders for me.)

I realize you said your family took her to one doctor, but that's never the end-all, be-all! Get a second opinion, if you can! There are dozens of medications that can be prescribed to prevent migraine.

Also, see if you can help her keep a food diary - that's where she writes down what she eats each day, and you refer to it when she gets a migraine (and write that down, too), to try to make an association. Sometimes there isn't one - and sometimes there are more than one food triggers.

Walking out into bright light, first thing, is one of my triggers - sunlight can easily set me off. Loud sounds, too. Being suddenly startled can trigger them for me. Movie theaters have a 100% success rate of triggering a migraine in me (but are sometimes worth it).

u/thatg33kgirl · 3 pointsr/migraine

When I had my first aura I freaked out too- esp since my family has a history of eye issues and brain tumors. (this was after I had migraines for awhile too) In a panic I called my doc who said I should call my neuro, and he said they are pretty normal. I still went to the eye doctor just in case the next week as I kept having them, but it seems they are linked to my chronic migraines.

For me, I take a break from being on the computer/reading/watching tv and relax. If I'm having a full on migraine, I lay down and close my eyes, and I have an eye pillow that you put in the freezer that I put over my eyes, and try to take a nap if possible. If I just have the aura (which does happen) I know that I either have a migraine coming or just need to get somewhere dark, so I just try to relax somewhere not as bright.

Also, sunglasses with the UV filter seem to help me when I go outside, since for me I get the auras mostly with bright light or eye strain. Hope that helps!

u/LavenderDisaster · 1 pointr/migraine

Don't totally give up on pizza. There are MANY foods and drinks that are triggers, along with life stuff. The trick is to limit your triggers so that they don't "overflow" and cause you a migraine.

I did that with onions (sulfates). Completely omitted them and wouldn't eat anything that had onions on it. When my life stress started to abate, I reintroduced some of the foods I'd given up, and onions were then an okay thing.

Tomatoes may be just sending your migraine limit over capacity.

Read this book:

It honestly saved my life. I realized that I had the ability to control my OWN headaches, instead of them controlling me.

Don't get me wrong, I have chronic intractable migraine, so I always hurt; this book, however, has made it so my days are usually a 2-3 on the pain scale (1-10) And that's doable for me.

Please let me know how you're feeling, and honestly, try to get this book. It really opened my eyes.

Good luck, friend!

u/compulsive_evolution · 1 pointr/migraine

I have The Headache Hat that my boyfriend refers to as, "The Turban of Pain." It's amazing and I don't know how I've lived with migraines for so long without it.

This is also in the realm of drugs, but more of a natural, or a controversial, remedy depending on how you look at it. I sniff tobacco, called "snuff" or what South American cultures call rapé (pronounced, ra-pAY). This is helpful when I get a headache near my eyes or in my sinus areas. It's completely stopped migraines from developing. I can answer some questions if you're curious about it.

I also use a mouth guard at night that I had made at my dentist. It helps protect the nerves in my teeth/face from getting irritated when I grind my teeth. I don't sleep without it.

Rocky Mountain Oil company has a Migraine Support blend that I've found works better than other essential oil companies/MLM's. You can either get the one linked there and dilute 20-30 drops of it with fractionated coconut oil in a glass roller bottle (make sure it has a metal roller - plastic will dilute in the oils), or purchase the roller they sell for $15.

u/alifelongreader · 13 pointsr/migraine

Omigoodness I love the word crygraine, I'm totally stealing that.

I work with those all the way from two to young adult, and let me tell you, kids are way more kind and understanding about migraines than adults are.

Also, I don't know about you, but when I worked in the schools the fluorescent lights were terrible for my migraines. You can put up light filters (magnetic) over the lights (most come with a sheet saying they're not fire hazards) which really help. Bonus is that my high schoolers said it made school feel less like a prison (direct quote).

Alternatively, if you have a good school, you can ask them if you can take one bulb out in every light. That helps too. Or just get rid of the lights directly above your desk to give you a bit of a sanctuary.

Finally, a glare proof screen cover and the add on f.lux (if school will allow you to download it - they gave me permission) will seriously help when you have to use the computer.

u/nibay · 2 pointsr/migraine

I can't speak on these particular prescriptions, but I have used all 3 supplements. The coenzyme Q10 didn't do much for me, so I don't take it any longer. I do still use the B2 and Magnesium. I actually use a product called Preventa Migraine, which has magnesium, B2, Butterbur and Feverfew. Many people have had a lot of success with these supplements. For me, I have found the severity of the average migraine to be reduced, but they are no less frequent (still chronic).

Supplements are an often discussed topic in this sub. I'm sure you can't find a ton of discussion on these. Good luck!

Edit: apparently there is another product called Migravent with contains Coenzyme Q10, magnesium, B2 and Butterbur.

Edit 2: 10 days later, just prescribed 120mg daily of verapamil. I guess we will find out together!

u/Vanbone · 1 pointr/migraine

Oh man, I'm so sorry. This does not sound like anything I've ever dealt with. When MY migraines last multiple days, they sort of come and go. The first day, usually it's really, really bad. Then in goes away for a while, but it comes back the next day, usually around or a little after day #1, and then it's really bad again.

But day#3 and beyond, it's the same story, but reduced intensity. Like if migraines were a ball, the first bounce would be day#1, and each bounce after would have less force. Is that similar to your situation?

Tips I've developed over 20 years:

  1. Treat when the pain is minor, not just when it's serious Migraines start small and they grow in intensity. Almost anything you do will be more effective when the intensity is lower. So treat it THEN. Don't wait until it's bad.

  2. Pain over the eye: If you experience pain over one eye, treat with heat. My personal favorite is to stand in a hot shower with water pouring onto or just above the point of pain and dripping down. This is often more effective for me than medication.

    If you are attempting to drive somewhere with this symptom, turn up the heat full blast. Turn the car into a giant heat pack. This will make you sweat balls, but it can be very effective treatment

  3. Pain in back of neck: My worst symptom is often pain at the back of my neck. For that, I find that two things help immensely: A) Lying face down on the mattress. This is counterintuitive, it will FEEL wrong at first. But give it a few minutes. A half hour face down on the mattress has cured my back of neck pain a few times and frequently reduced it. There is one caveat though - sometimes the pain will subtly move back to my eye while I'm in this position, and when that happens this is no longer likely to help. B) Use Heat Packs: This may or may not be common sense, but heat packs are great treatment for this symptom. I use one that wears kind of like a cape

  4. Misc:
    Cold bands are often very helpful. Sometimes going back and forth between heat and cold is especially effective.

    Best of luck. Don't stop trying
u/zebra-stampede · 5 pointsr/migraine

TENS 7000. Amazon. $26.

I love it.

I'd also purchase these pads. Amazon. Ebay.

And I like using electrode gel for a better attachment. Amazon.

u/Maybedeltoro · 3 pointsr/migraine

Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on, 0.3-Ounce Essential Oil Aromatherapy 10ml

Hope it helps you! It definitely gives me relief until the meds kick in.
Just don’t get in your eyes!

u/strangerflower · 1 pointr/migraine

It would definitely be helpful for your doctors if you kept a log of your headaches. There's a migraine log template on the sidebar, or if you prefer to use an app, I highly recommend Migraine buddy (on Android only currently), and has an iOS app.

Migraines can last between 4 and 72 hours, a typical one. People report pain in different places from their shoulders up, and at times in their abdomen. Some migraines are "silent," meaning there is no pain, just other identifying symptoms. Here's's overview.

Obviously, we can't make a diagnosis for you here. If you've had a complete work up done with no results - I would ask for a 2nd opinion from a different neurologist.

My personal experience was that when my migraines first presented, I was being treated for a sinus infection that wouldn't clear - then one day presented with stroke like symptoms. I went in for an emergency MRI and followed-up with a neurologist who told me my MRI was clear, then told me to see psych. Just because you present with a "normal" MRI does not exclude you from migraines.

Ultimately, I was diagnosed with Migraine-associated Vertigo by an ENT that specialized in vestibular disorders. He started me on a regimen of Topamax. I was on a leave from work for almost 3 months just to get a diagnosis.

Also, I saw in one of your comments that you don't think it would be food related. I hate to say it, but most migraine sufferers have food triggers, so if you believe you have migraines, do not discount the food you eat. Here's some info about triggers.

If you want actual books to read, I would recommend Heal Your Headache, the author gives an actual migraine diet to follow, and information about how to identify your food triggers using an elimination method. And I would recommend The Migraine Brain, this author takes a somewhat more realistic approach to treating migraines than the first author (but the first author has great info about the diet).

Stress, I believe is a cop-out for docs. We all have stress in our lives and we all manage it differently. Some of us process it physically - and sometimes that means we need medical treatment. I have been told for many years that I need to "limit the stress," but it's not like I can live in a bubble. Life goes on, my friend.

Good luck!!

u/SuperiorHedgehog · 2 pointsr/migraine

Ice is the best!

You should look into strap-on headbands that you can put ice packs in, or something like this. Having a thing to hold it onto your head, leaving you with both hands free and full mobility, is such a game changer.

u/hotheadnchickn · 1 pointr/migraine

My neuro recommended this:

It didn't work for me, but they have good luck with it generally with patients.

u/FuzzyRocket · 8 pointsr/migraine

For my wife a chronic sufferer it depends on the food, some (bananas for her) will do it almost right away. Others stack.

One of the books we have read said is the migraine effect is like a glass of water. Everybody's glass is different, food and other triggers like weather, hormones, etc add to the glass. The amount added is different for each person. However once the glass is full you have a migraine, the severity depends on how much overfilled it is.

The author, who went on to say that food A or B might not trigger separately but A and B can. Tomatoes and eggs seem to be a popular combination trigger. The Author went on to say that they had seen the trigger time last up to 48 hours.

Not sure what book this description was in, but my wife said the two most helpful books for her were: (might want to check for updated versions)

The migraine Brain


Women's Migraine Survival Guide

u/djinni_wren · 1 pointr/migraine

Not a reusable ice pack, but I've had some luck with these cooling patches : BeKoool Cooling Relief for Migraine Soft Gel Sheets, Pack of 3

u/dopamaxd · 2 pointsr/migraine

Life Extension Magnesium L-Threonate was one of the first to come on the market IIRC.

Here's an article from 2012 they wrote about the advantages of magnesium l-threonate over other forms:

Doctor's Best is also awesome. I get this one: I take 400mg/day of it.

I took citrate, and oxide, and did not receive much benefit. I noticed a difference with the chelated magnesium and notice when I stop taking it.

u/mavalon · 1 pointr/migraine

Thanks for sharing! I just received this ice pack strap thing that didn't work for me very well. I need it to sit right in the crook of my neck below my skull and it didn't do that.
I might try the migraine cap or The Original Headache Hat
Or this one: Elasto-Gel Cranial Cap Not sure why the guy's shirt is off, but I like that it also covers the neck.

u/Omfgjustpickaname · 2 pointsr/migraine

I love my headache hat. It’s cubes so there are small patches without relief because it’s not one giant ice cube. It stays cold for probably 2-3 hours. I’m considering getting another so I’ll have more time with them. When that gets too warm though I’ll take some gel ice packs and tuck them under a stretchy bandana headband thing. That works well but the gel packs I have last 20 minutes tops

u/MaggiPi · 1 pointr/migraine

If you want to limit or filter additional fluorescent light, there are these shades that you can purchase online. They attach over top the existing light with magnets and give additional dimming/filtration to flurescent lights. I have used these over my desk for a while and they help me a lot. They come in a pack of 4. I just had to show the package information to someone in facilities to get an OK and then request that they install them over top my desk.

u/colorimetry · 1 pointr/migraine

It was my regular dentist who made the NTI mouth guard for me. Maybe you should try the do-it-yourself mouth guard that mwcdem suggests first, since it is cheaper and you don't have to wait for an appointment to get it, but a full mouth guard never worked for me because I still clenched my teeth on it.

The thing about migraines is that they usually have several causes, and having any one of them doesn't make a migraine happen, but if you have them all at once, they add up to trigger a migraine. If you can reduce some of your triggers your headache frequency will probably go back down. For me the book Heal Your Headache was not perfect (I disagree with his feelings against migraine abortives such as imitrex), but the information on how to figure out dietary triggers was extremely helpful. I recommend reading it. The public library should have a copy.

u/katemodz · 2 pointsr/migraine

Peppermint, spearmint, lavender. It also helps me sleep too if it’s taking me forever. I’m not a woo-wooey essential oil healer or anything but they do work to help migraines, if not just to distract you from the discomfort and help your stomach if you have accompanying nausea. I just roll it on my temples or neck.

Here is the link! I I bought it off amazon.

u/penny_dreadful_mess · 3 pointsr/migraine

For heated hats there is [this one](HotHands Heated Knit Cap Black but that requires you putting the hands heaters into it. There is also [this beanie](Cordless Heated Hat - SM/MD but it's super pricey.

As a quick/cheaper fix, I know thermacare has stitch on heat pads for menstrual cramps that stick onto your underwear and rest against your skin. You can try sticking those into a hat to see if that helps/allowed you to look normal outside

u/rosalinds-cat · 1 pointr/migraine

If anyone wants something very easy to add to their migraine kit and try: toll-on migraine aromatherapy. Caveat: I think essential oils are overrated, but aromatherapy can sometimes be helpful for migraine, this is peppermint, spearmint, and lavender. I bought it on a whim, it has helped!

u/Jrmental · 2 pointsr/migraine

These help me a lot!
Migraine Headache Glasses:...

I prefer those to this other pair I've tried:
(These didn't help me at all)
Classic TheraSpecs Migraine...

Hope this helps!

u/mindfluxx · 1 pointr/migraine

These three posts are all great advice! Also, you mention a preventive medicine but when I looked it up it sounds like a triptan which are taken only at onset of migraine or while having one and in the States are usually highly limited due to rebound. Maybe that is a different country wording confusion for me. If you click on the link under Resources on the left of all the pages of the subreddit, there is the link for Prophylaxis, Abortative etc... When you look at it you will see there is a ton of options! Go back to your dr, and ask about why you can't try a Prophylaxis on the list you haven't tried, until one works. Drs are usually so harried that we have to often suggest and be persistent and educate ourselves. I really liked the book the Migraine Brain in terms of just learning more

u/moon-bun1212 · 10 pointsr/migraine

CALM Magnesium powder is a good one.

magnesium powder

u/remembertosmilebot · 1 pointr/migraine

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Here are your smile-ified links:


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u/GrassSloth · 2 pointsr/migraine

I take magnesium pills and Preventa Migraine on the daily. I highly recommend both.

I recently began taking Imitrex on the onset of a migraine. The first time I took it I got horrible side effects with my whole torso and face feeling really tight but I haven't experienced much the following few times. The last time I took it, which was a few days ago, it was awesome. Really took the migraine away.

And if all else fails, I use medical cannabis. Takes the edge off of most negative feelings, honestly. Lol

u/jim-p · 8 pointsr/migraine

I have one of these. It's nice, but I do wish the ice pack parts were softer.

u/Gfresh404 · 1 pointr/migraine

I've been doing the Buchholz diet. It's been working really well, especially considering how sensitive I am (chronic migraines).

If you haven't already pick up a copy of his book, even if you're not gonna do his diet, it's well worth a read.

u/AnotherLolAnon · 2 pointsr/migraine

So glad you're getting relief!

Cefaly has two kinds of pads: sensitive skin and normal. I have extremely sensitive skin, but I can tolerate the normal ones. The adhesive on the normal ones lasts much longer than the sensitive skin ones.

I bought this from Amazon. When the adhesive gets dull I apply very sparingly and it refreshes it.

Ask your doctor if they have samples of the pads. My doctor gives me samples pretty much every visit and I haven't had to buy more in years.

u/Saucermote · 2 pointsr/migraine

Some other people have thrown out their sleep mask recommendations, so I thought I'd throw out the one I got. It's pretty nice when a migraine strikes, and another person on the subreddit recommended it to me.

IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow
Weighted and you can put it in the freezer.

I usually just throw a pillow over my head most nights. Migraine nights its the cold sleep mask.

u/sillystring1881 · 3 pointsr/migraine

I LOVE this:

Headache Hat - The Original Wearable Ice Pack for Migraine Headaches and Tension Relief - Regular Size

I tried to link it but it wouldn’t work so you’ll need to copy and paste that

u/elynwen · 2 pointsr/migraine

This sucks. So fucking much. I’ll tell you that I know that list, except for Kratom.

The thing that dulls pain for me the most are benzodiazepines, barbiturates and the migraine hat. It wraps around and keeps your head on ice for an hour or so. I bought 4 and rotate them. Honestly, it’s such a relief compared to the many drugs we’ve taken.

Here is a link to the headache hat. . I hope it helps, if you try.

u/karn3873 · 1 pointr/migraine

Ask your doctor about a magnesium supplement as well, if you haven't already tried it. Something like this one.

u/gwenhwyfarr · 2 pointsr/migraine

I got one of these a few months ago: Mediflow Water Pillow because I was having a lot of neck pain. My favorite thing is that you control how much water goes in the base making it totally adjustable. :)

u/waterboysh · 1 pointr/migraine

This is a good suggestion. I have one of these in my freezer already for normal migraines. Maybe I should order a second one so I can continually swap them out...

u/Sifumohksi · 3 pointsr/migraine

My doctor gave me 800mg ibuprofen to take with my rizatriptan. Some studies show that when combined it actually boosts the effectiveness. Rizatriptan on its own wasn’t that effective, but together it did the job.

Also, my head gets hot so I use an head-wrap ice pack

u/backseatredditor · 1 pointr/migraine

I use something similar, which contains arnica, lavender, and hemp:
And other times I rub this peppermint stuff on my temples:

They both help while I wait for the triptan or fioricet or whatever to kick in.

u/LoveSalmonDinners · 1 pointr/migraine

Talk to a doc. A migraine stroke is a thing.
I have noticed the 24-48 period BEFORE a migraine i have trouble speaking, my bf calls it word salad.
Also have noticed I sometimes get the need for speed before some migraines hit.
A good book I recommend .. The Migraine Brain

u/husbandofmigraineur · 1 pointr/migraine

I just ordered this heated hat for my wife. She's very excited to try it. I found it in another thread here, suggested by /u/penny_dreadful_mess

u/taswind · 1 pointr/migraine

Dunno which one is best, but there are a bunch of "migraine hats" available... Would let you "wear" your icepacks

u/angryherbivore · 2 pointsr/migraine

I invested in an ice bag, and then pin a cloth diaper onto it. Really much colder than normal ice packs, and lasts forever. 10/10, would recommend.

u/CommanderKyle · 2 pointsr/migraine

THIS BOOK opened my eyes to my triggers and helped me to cut down my migraines from 20 or so a month to maybe 4 or 5. You have to realize that some triggers you can't control (weather, light/noise, etc) but when you find the ones you can control it makes a world of difference.

Triggers I've learned about from reading aforementioned book:

  • MSG (in so many foods that are canned, boxed or pre-packaged or precooked and frozen)
  • Aspartame
  • Lack of sleep
  • Too much sleep
  • Loud/Sharp noises (the guy behind me at a ballgame whistling)
  • Light exposure (bright lights above my head for extended periods - the sun, a bright dining table light, etc)

    I also learned that everyone's triggers are different. Bananas are problematic for many ppl but i have no problem with them. Good luck finding yours, and it always helps to see what triggers others have because you just might have the same one.
u/jbracer007 · 1 pointr/migraine

Butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, and riboflavin. It took a few weeks for it to kick in for me. I cannot stress enough how much this has helped me. I bought it on their website initially, which is filled with info about the ingredients, now I just get it on Amazon.

u/itssashley · 1 pointr/migraine

There are many types of migraines. In short, ianod, but yes, it sounds like a migraine; especially with the sickness and one sided pain.

Have you ever read The Migraine Brain ? It has really helped me understand and cope with attacks. I highly recommend

u/claricia · 1 pointr/migraine

Wearing a Headache Hat right now. I'm going to buy another one next month, and am also entertaining the idea of a third. I know you can buy extra ice squares, but I'm not going to want to take them out and put them back in when I have a migraine.

Official Page:

Amazon Link

u/jennydavispaints · 3 pointsr/migraine

I think the theraspecs are FL-41.

Edit: confirmed they are:

Btw you can get a non-prescription pair of theraspecs for $100 on Amazon:

u/bayroot · 3 pointsr/migraine

Yea I know it sucks but you can't be taking that much excedrine per day. Guaranteed you're in a rebound cycle. You just gotta bite the bullet and get off of those to help yourself get out of the cycle. I recommend the book Heal your Headache. Helped me a shit load.

u/humanefly · 1 pointr/migraine

I tried butterbur /feverfew and it did seem to let me lower my dose of meds

I like to try new things and cycle supplements so I stopped after that bottle, but maybe I should try another cycle.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/migraine

Non-mobile: water pillow

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/Avalonna · 2 pointsr/migraine

Have you tried any of the migraine diets? I am following the Heal Your Headache diet (focuses on eliminating any potential triggers) and after 3-4 weeks my migraines went from 5-7 per week to 1 mild one per week. However, I started acupuncture and the SpringTMS (transcranial magnetic stimulator) at the same time, so I'm not sure which intervention helped.

u/MyCatIsTheBestEver · 1 pointr/migraine

I am eighteen and I have had migraines for over ten years. Almost all of my migraines are accompanied by an aura, but every few years I will go through a period of experiencing the aura without pain. You should make note that you had an odd migraine and record any changes in your migraine patterns. You may still be at risk for a migraine with head pain; you might want to consider avoiding alcohol, chocolate, and excessive caffeine (energy drinks). If you keep getting migraines my neurologist recommended to me the book Heal Your Headache. I hope this helps.

u/whirbo · 1 pointr/migraine

I have taken this magnesium supplement from Amazon (though I don't think there's anything special about it specifically) for the past 5 years. I started at 800mg/day, and within a month or two I had about a 90% reduction in my headache frequency. It was so miraculous, I was actually pissed. I had almost daily headaches and migraines for 20 YEARS... and the entire time, all I needed was magnesium??? When I was in kindergarten, the doctor asked me if my head hurt. I said "aren't heads supposed to hurt?"

20 freaking years of headaches!

Anyway, I dropped down to 400mg/day eventually, figuring I'd probably made up for the deficiency and just needed to maintain, and I did continue to get the same level of relief. However, if I go down to 200mg/day the daily headaches start to come back.